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Moses explains which CSGO team is the best in the world today

Published: 11/Sep/2019 22:53 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 23:31

by Brad Norton


Popular Counter-Strike analyst and commentator Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole, has given his two cents as to which CSGO team is leading the pack in 2019.

Hot off the heels of an electric 2019 StarLadder Berlin Major, which saw juggernauts Astralis take home the gold after a flawless playoff run, Moses has chimed in on who he believes to be the best CSGO team in the world. 

In a September 11 AMA on the Global Offensive subreddit, Moses obliged in varying discussions about the esport as a whole, but most notably, the analyst elaborated on which team is at the very top today.

Reddit user ‘ItsBrusky’ asked Moses to share his thoughts of Team Liquid and Astralis “after this major? Are Astralis back? Was this a slight falter for TL or are they starting to be figured out?”

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The analyst responded in stating that “Astralis is definitely back. I mentioned before the Major began that I thought they would prove to everyone they were the #2 team in the world by the end of the event. They’ve done that.”

Valve - CSGOAstralis raising the trophy in Berlin

The recent victory in Berlin marked the third consecutive success at a Major for Astralis. Having previously won the FACEIT: Major 2018 and the Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Katowice Major 2019.

Moses continued on, arguing that “if they continue to play at the level they were at in the top8 they’re probably the #1 team in the world.”

On Team Liquid however, a team that had looked dominant throughout much of 2019, Moses believes their performance at the Berlin Major “was just a slight falter. Certainly they would start to get figured out at some point, and maybe they over-adjusted their gameplay during the bootcamp.”

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While Astralis now sits at four Major victories, the most of any Counterstrike organization, Team Liquid has yet to find success on such a scale, falling 0-2 against Astralis in the Quarterfinals of the Berlin Major. 

“Whatever it was, they never seemed confident in their individual levels throughout the major,” Moses explained. “And the worst part was that it also seemed they lost some faith/trust in their teammates.”

Valve - CSGOTeam Liquid had been on a tear throughout 2019

It was a truly dominant showing for Astralis at the most recent event, refusing to drop even a single map throughout their historic playoff run. 

Will either of these iconic organizations make changes to their lineups? You can keep up to date with all the latest using our Post-Berlin Major roster tracker.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.